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Senior Software Engineer (Go) with Form3Sponsored
100% Remote (UK/EU only)£60k - £90k
1 week ago

Job Description

WHO WE ARE

We’re a tech-first scale-up regarded as one of the hottest payments fintechs in London. Founded in 2016, our cloud-native payments platform is used by over 25 of the most exciting and disruptive banks and fintechs in the world including N26, Holvi, Viva, Tandem and Ebury.

WHAT IT’S LIKE TO WORK HERE

Building greatness in a disruptive era requires strong ambition, talent, curiosity, diversity of thought and a belief that we’re better together. We want our employees to grow whilst with us so we’ve created an environment that encourages everyone to learn, challenge each other and create extraordinary experiences for themselves, their colleagues and our customers. We are continually on the lookout for talented people from all backgrounds that can further contribute to this amazing culture.

OUR TECHNICAL ENVIRONMENT

Our Engineering Team consists of over sixty five Senior Software Developers that are responsible for the end-to-end ownership of our platform, from architecture through to infrastructure. Individually they are all exceptional at what they do, but by working collaboratively within a team, consistently applying best-practice and automating absolutely everything they are able to build world-class software for our customers.

We don’t mind whereabouts our Developers are based as we are happy for our team to work from anywhere in the UK or EU, with most of them choosing to work remotely most of the time. That being said, we do also have London and Amsterdam offices, so should they ever wish to work from these, they are most welcome.

THE TOOLS WE USE

It’s very much a “best tool for the job” mentality at Form3 and our tech-stack is continually evolving but to give you a flavour of what we’re currently working with here are some of the tools we use;

Languages: Go (and some Java, Python, Ruby)

Tools: Kubernetes, Terraform, Docker, Vault, Consul, Linkerd, AWS: SQS, SNS, EC2, RDS

Methodologies: Agile, Scrum, Kanban, TDD, BDD, Pair-Programming

THE SKILLS WE’RE LOOKING FOR

Whilst experience of the above technologies would be nice, it is by no means essential. We are looking to speak with well-rounded, Senior Software Developers who have a breadth of experience across a variety of programming languages, have an understanding of distributed systems and cloud computing alongside an appreciation of automation and the DevOps culture. Candidates should also value the importance of code quality and software development best-practice, whilst being passionate about technology and enjoy working collaboratively within a team.


Interview Process

Our hiring process varies depending on the role and the candidate, but this should give you an idea of the steps you should expect to follow:

Phone screen with our Talent Team (30-45 minutes)

Take home assignment written in Go (approx 4-8 hours)

Technical interview with 3 members of our Engineering Team via video-link (1 hour 30 minutes)

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Senior Backend Engineer with FindHotel
Amsterdam / Remote€45k - €75k
7 months ago

Job Description

At FindHotel, we discovered early that travel is the one thing that opens people’s minds to new ideas, cultures, and ways of thinking. Our team comes from a variety of countries and backgrounds, and share the same passion for traveling and discovering new worlds and unconventional ways of doing things. We’re a bunch of independent thinkers, always looking to challenge each other and get better at what we do.

Our mission is to get every traveller in the world the best accommodation deal. From adventure and backpacking to honeymoons and family vacations, we give travellers access to all the information and the available offers for their accommodation of choice. We’re a passionate and diverse team of amazing humans who value and respect each other. We’re spread between our HQ in Amsterdam and the countries our remote folks work from. We’re growing fast! In 2017 and 2018 we’ve been doubling our business year-over-year, and we’ve been helping one million customers in 2019 alone.

We are looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join our team. If you are looking to join us remotely, we’ll need you to be located within UTC-4 to UTC+6 to reasonably overlap with your team members.

At our core, we build highly performant, scalable and reliable services and components. We work with modern technologies such as Go and Elixir - and, as we embrace the DevOps culture, our infrastructure-as-code in the cloud (AWS) is managed and run using tools like Docker, Jenkins, and Terraform. You will be a part of a squad of bright engineers with a passion for delivering great software, as well as team members from a broader range of disciplines - data analysts and scientists, product owners, UX experts, and marketing specialists.

What you will actually be doing / responsibilities

  • Work in a team to solve challenging problems, integrating accommodation providers and building blazing-fast services that serve their data
  • Identify bottlenecks and opportunities for improvements in terms of performance and code quality
  • Help improving our infrastructure and scale it to support our continuous growth in a cost-effective way
  • Support the growth of junior and intermediate engineers by coaching them in their daily tasks, as well as raising the bar of how things are done within both your team and the bigger engineering group

What can you expect at the beginning of this experience?

  • In your first week, you will get acquainted to the squads, its codebase and the tooling, with the goal of shipping something to production and build confidence early on;
  • In your first month, you will get to know more people from the other squads and disciplines, in order to understand the foundation of the business and the various bits it is made of;
  • One quarter in, you will be effectively an active member of your squad and your teammates will fully count on you; you will have built meaningful relationships within the company and be comfortable discussing ideas, inside and outside of your squad’s scope; ideally, you will have presented a topic you are fond of in one of our internal knowledge sharing sessions and/or demoed some work the team did during our weekly all-hands meeting

Typical day activities

  • Team sessions (with your fellow engineers and PO) to check data and brainstorm ways to improve several services performance and design scalable solutions
  • Solve open issues that affect component infrastructure reliability
  • Propose and discuss with fellow engineers efficient solutions for components and architectural design.

Requirements: Who we’re looking for

  • You are used to work and think outside of the box, and not afraid to present unconventional ideas and solutions.
  • You have at least 6 years experience in back-end development using a modern set up and tooling
  • You have a great understanding of APIs, databases, data structures, queues, and all things back-end, with a strong passion for automation
  • You have worked on a production system that was exposed to significant scale (whether traffic or amount of data) and you are excited by these kinds of challenges
  • You have a sense of pragmatism, constantly finding the right balance between achieving technical excellence and delivering value to the end users
  • You are flexible, curious, and data-guided in helping us decide what to work on next
  • You engage with your team and all the engineering group actively, sharing knowledge and best practices in order to improve with them every day
  • You have production experience working with AWS and you have taken care of CI / deployments / infrastructure in the past
  • Production experience with Golang or Elixir is a big plus
  • Experience with Terraform is a nice to have

What we offer:

  • Challenging problems and tech to work on.
  • Growth opportunities within the team and cross-functionally.
  • An amazing team of curious and diverse personalities, with a passion for learning (everyone has access to an annual learning budget to attend conferences or courses).
  • A growing Remote culture where you have a chance to deeply influence the way we work with each other.
  • A competitive compensation package and Stock Appreciation Rights.
  • Flexible time off (take as many holidays as you need) and a chance to work remotely - we measure results, not time spent at keyboard.
  • Annual company retreat in some great location - check out our Mallorca trip in 2019
  • Regular trips to Amsterdam’s HQ for remotes (depending on team priorities, 1-4 times a year)

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Senior Backend Engineer (Golang) with FindHotel
Amsterdam, Netherlands€60k - €70k
1 year ago

Job Description

Will you join us on a journey to disrupt the trillion dollar travel industry? We are looking for the best and brightest who share our passion for travellers, data, and product.

FindHotel believes travel is the one thing that really opens minds to new ideas, cultures, and ways of thinking. Our mission is to get every traveller in the world the best accommodation deal. From adventure travel and backpacking to honeymoons and family vacations, we deeply care so that every traveller can make the best informed accommodation choice at the absolute best conditions for every trip.

We are growing fast and looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to join us in becoming a global travel category leader.

We build highly performant, scalable services and components that power our product and provide our users with the best content and deals the accommodation industry has to offer. Scalability, reliability, and great performances are the core of what we build. We work with modern stacks (Go, Elixir, Node.js, Python) and, as we embrace the DevOps culture, our infrastructure-as-code in the cloud (AWS) is managed via tools like Docker, Jenkins, and Terraform.

Should you join us, not only you will get exposed to some bright engineers with a passion for delivering great software, you will also get the chance to collaborate with team members from a broader range of disciplines, including data analysts and scientists, product owners, UX experts, and marketing specialists.

What you will actually be doing / responsibilities

Work in a team to solve challenging problems, integrating accommodation providers and building blazing-fast services that serve their data Identify bottlenecks and opportunities for improvements in terms of performance and code quality Help improving our infrastructure and scale it to support our continuous growth in a cost-effective way Support the growth of junior and intermediate engineers by coaching them in their daily tasks, as well as raising the bar of how things are done within both your team and the bigger engineering group What a day in the office might look like

In the morning, you and your fellow engineers sit down with the Product Owner to discuss the performance of a not-so-fast API endpoint. Comparing the ideal performance to the data collected by our monitoring systems, you brainstorm together a few ideas of how to improve the service’s performance and design a scalable solution. After lunch, you jump onto an open issue and prepare a pull request that improves the infrastructure’s reliability for one of the most delicate components. Before the end of the day, you put together some ideas on how to improve another component’s design and organize an architecture review session with some engineers across teams to discuss the benefits and costs of your proposed solution.

Requirements Who we are looking for / requirements

You have at least 6 years experience in back-end development using a modern set up and tooling You have a great understanding of APIs, databases, data structures, queues, and all things back-end, with a strong passion for automation You have worked on a production system that was exposed to significant scale (whether traffic or amount of data) and you are excited by these kinds of challenges You have a sense of pragmatism, constantly finding the right balance between achieving technical excellence and delivering value to the end users You are flexible, curious, and data-guided in helping us decide what to work on next You engage with your team and all the engineering group actively, sharing knowledge and best practices in order to improve with them every day You have production experience working with AWS and you have taken care of CI / deployments / infrastructure in the past Production experience with Golang is a big plus Experience with Terraform is a nice to have


Perks & Benefits

Why join FindHotel?

Lots of chances to learn and grow – you’ll be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in the city, be part of a culture which values sharing knowledge every day and have a budget to attend conferences and develop yourself. A profitable company with fast growth and a great scale opportunity. A competitive compensation package + perks and benefits. (including Stock Appreciation Rights) Flexible time off (take as many holidays as you need) and chance to work remotely - we measure results, not time spent in the office. You will be part of a highly international team in a fun work environment. We value good food, and offer catered lunches from various cuisines.

Interview Process

You can read about our hiring process here: https://blog.findhotel.net/2019/05/the-hiring-process-at-findhotel/

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